• Chikushino, Fukuoka

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Regarding the Nov. 7 front-page Kyodo article “Tanaka backpedals on new universities snub“: Education minister Makiko Tanaka’s decision to reverse her original decision is a serious blow to education in Japan.

Tanaka was 100 percent correct in her assessment that the education system in Japan needs to be revised. The system is broken, and there is a lack of accountability, responsibility and transparency that prevents students from receiving the education they deserve.

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